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Brooksville, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Brooksville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Brooksville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Brooksville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Brooksville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brooksville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brooksville, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brooksville.

Cemeteries Near Brooksville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brooksville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Brooksville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Key Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thach Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  N Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  N Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Barclay - Teney Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Napps Cemetery [Map]      


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Brooksville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brooksville.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Brooksville, with the one closest to Brooksville listed first.

Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brooksville
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brooksville
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brooksville
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brooksville
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brooksville
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brooksville
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brooksville
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brooksville
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Brooksville
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brooksville
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Brooksville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brooksville in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Brooksville is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

Below are the counties that are near Brooksville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Brooksville:

Morgan     (The home county for Brooksville)
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Brooksville, see our County-by-County Page for Brooksville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Brooksville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brooksville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Morgan County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Brooksville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brooksville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooksville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5009, Longitude: -86.8550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooksville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Brooksville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brooksville.


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